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then girlfriend j. lo. this is "way too early." gave it away. ♪ >> want to talk about why that's a bad decision on the next batman. good morning, i'm brian shactman, friday, august 23rd, do have a little bad news. awesome georgia tech speech might not be as original as you thought. we'll have details in that. more bad news, huge patriots fans, they looked horrible. i know it's preseason but the third preseason game is the one that means something they say. we'll get to that more serious news to start with and we begin overseas with a crisis in syria and the roll of the united states in dealing with the latest allegations of chemical warfare there. according to t"the wall street journal" the pentagon is reviewing its military options for possible strikes in syria against the assad regime.
the objective wouldn't be to topple the regime, but to punish assad if the syrian government did, indeed, cross that so-called red line. for more on this let's go to nbc news attorney correspondent eamon mohyeldin. what to do in syria. you have the united states and you have the white house more specifically after president obama ordered the intelligence community to determine whether chemical weapons were used in that region. others have come out very kargically saying chemical weapons were used including israel and turkey. the united states nations has inspectors on the ground trying to get to the scene of that attack to determine if they were used and if so by who. over the course of the last several hours and several days rather, the evidence has come out suggesting that it was the regime at least according to
activists but both the syrian governments are saying it was not the syrian regime. in fact at the united nations nations countries like russia and china have so far suggested there should be no rush to judgment who used these weapons. in fact, the russian government has hinted at the possibility that it was the syrian rebels themselves who used the chemical weapons so certainly a complex situation and whether or not it actually is determined that chemical weapons have been used it is going to be very detrimental not only to the syrian people who reached another grim milestone, the united nations committee for children unicef has come out and said 1 million children refugees are now making up half of all those refugees that have left syria as a result of the fighting. in addition, 7,000 children, 7,000 children of the 100,000 people that have been killed are also children. a grim milestone, a lot of international debate about what to do and still no solution on the horizon for the people of syria. >> really the untold story as all the refugees and children.
ayman, thank you so much. hosni mubarak now a free man. yesterday mubarak was released from prison and transferred to a military hospital where he will remain under house arrest. the 85-year-old was removed from power in 2011, of course, during the arab spring and was on trial for his role in the killing of hundreds of egyptian protesters. mubarak's success mohamed morsi still being detained by the country's military which assumed control back in july. well, there are new concerns today over technology and the stock market. yesterday the nasdaq was shut down for three hours, not a single trade. more than 3,000 stocks trade on that exchange including google and apple, of course, you can trade those all over the world but that's where they are listed. the estimated combined market value of the nasdaq stocks, $5.9 trillion. now, for perspective if you don't know the difference between the nasdaq and nyc it's
entirely automated. it did re-open with no glitches just before the end of the market day. you can see it was in positive territory actually although the nasdaq is a publicly traded company. that stock traded to the downside. officials say the problem in the data system has been identified and addressed but the real concern is when this might happen again. last year facebook's ipo, the famous ipo was stalled after a number of technical issues and in 2010 the dow dropped more than 700 points in a matter of minutes after a computer malfunction in that famous flash crash. this is being called a flash freeze. also a prominent republican speaking out against his party's push for stricter voter i.d. laws, former secretary of state colin powell blasted north carolina's voting law during a speech and rally and did it right in front of governor pat mccrory who signed the bill into law. the retired four-star general who spoke moments after mccrory concluded his opening remarks said the new voter i.d. law
punishes minorities and will ultimately hurt the republican party. quote, i want to see policies that encourage every american to vote, not make it more difficult to vote. it immediately turns off a voting bloc the republican party needs. these kind of actions do not build on the base, it just turns people away." president obama heads to pennsylvania for a second day of speeches on the rising cost of higher education. yesterday in upstate new york he rolled out the plan to make them more affordable including a new ranking system that will give colleges -- they actually get a grade on their overall value to students and it includes the school's ability to keep tuition and loan debt low. >> at a time when a higher education has never been more important or more expensive, too many students are facing a choice that they should never have to make. either they say no to college and pay the price for not getting a degree and that's a
price that lasts a lifetime, or you do what it takes to go to college but then you run the risk that you won't be able to pay it off because you have so much debt. now, that's a choice we shouldn't accept. bottom line is higher education cannot be a luxury. it's an economic imperative. every american family should be able to afford to get it. >> between speeches, president obama had lunch with a handful of college students and their parents and this is probably the highlight of the day here. one toddler found the conversation much more engaging from the floor and i don't know if we can go back to the shot. his mom was cracking up. the president of the united states is at the table and he's -- i don't know if he's break dancing or just picking up snacks on the floor but that is just absolutely hysterical. there's no shortage of criticism being directed at the president as lawmakers do their town meetings across the country as congress is in recess. in some cases that talk includes talk of impeachment. at an event in oklahoma senator
tom coburn says he believes there is some, quote, intended violation of the law, end quote, which could lead to trouble for the president. what you have to do is you have to establish the criteria that would qualify for proceedings against the president. and that's called impeachment. those are serious things but we're at a serious time and so whether -- i don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors. but i think you're getting perilously close. he's in a difficult position he's put himself in and if it continues, i think we're going to have another constitutional crisis in our country in terms of the presidency. >> politico notes coburn isn't the first republican to talk impeachment at the summertown holls. "to would be a dream come true
says representative bentivolio and nicolle wallace said there's nothing impeachment the president has done. we'll talk about it later on "morning joe." how the shooting at the georgia elementary school unfolded. antoinette tuff heard on that 911 call described how she defused situation as the gunman and police exchanged fire. >> i was actually praying on the inside. i was terrified but i just started praying. knowing that if i got as hysterical as i was on the outside as i was on the inside he would end up shooting. i said to him, come back in here right now. come from out there. come back in here. don't worry about here. stay with me. we'll both be safe because i said to him, bullets don't have no name and if they shoot you, they're going to shoot me. >> can't you just see that's the way she talks to her sonary daughter. it's absolutely perfect.
tuff came face to face with the dispatcher on the other end of her 911 call. >> how are you doing? >> oh. oh. >> we made it. >> we did. oh, my god. >> oh, thank you. oh, wow. >> meanwhile, the brother of the gunman on the other side of this debate believes stronger gun laws would not have prevented the shooting. >> in our reality there's no gun law whatsoever, nothing anybody can do or say that's going to prevent somebody that wants to get their hands on a gun to get their hands on a gun. >> and that's something we can debate a little later, as well. to california now where san diego mayor bob filner expected to resign today as part of a deal reached during mediation in his sexual harassment lawsuit in exchange for his resignation, the city will pay some if not all of filner's share of any damages awarded in the lawsuit.
the attorney who represents accuser irene mccormick jackson says they have not signed anything and stressed taxpayer money should not be used to bail out filner. filner's attorney has a letter of resignation drafted for his signature upon approval of the tentment settlement by council members. ladies and gentlemen, i want to introduce you to the newest batman. that's ryan braun. that's not batman. that's a trick you guys played on me or just a snafu because t.j., by the way, two times in my career at "way too early" i have tried to time when i was going to say to a reveal and t.j. revealed either nothing or the wrong thing. >> sorry about that. >> i'm not contemplating joe but i literally tried to time that one and it didn't happen. by the way, it's ben affleck, not ryan braun. he'll take over the role from christian bail in the
batman/superman movie that's expected. can't stop laughing. released in the summer of 2015. a mixed reaction on the web and the twitterverse. we want to know if you think he's a bad choice. stop laughing, jen. who do you think should take the role of ben affleck? batman instead of affleck. tweet your answers with the #waytoobatty going off the rails at "way too early." there is, ryan braun, we'll talk about him next in sports. he finally makes an admission about his p.e.d. use and why he came clean. s speech that took the internet by storm but there's more to the story about the georgia tech speech and we can't wait to show it to you and a check on weather if we come back -- when we come back. see you in two minutes. >> pete rose, one of baseball's
greatest players has been ejected from the game. for gaming. the commissioner ordered rose barred from baseball for life calling that action the sad end of a sorry episode. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle.
too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. time for sports where a grand jury indicted former new england patriot aaron hernandez on a first degree murder charge. hernandez accused in the june shooting death of odin lloyd. the murder and weapons charges were announced an hour before he made a brief appearance in district court. the if-year-old pleaded not guilty and faces life in prison if convicted. now, let there be no doubt put ago side why he's not there, the patriots really miss him on the feel and played the lyons, it was u-g-l-y, you ain't got no alibi. fumbled and turned the ball over like four times. recovered by detroit. pats at their own 42.
brady picked off by chris houston and new england has work to do. jen, you can't keep laughing the whole show. pats put up 9 points. i want to put a camera on jen because she is laughings entire show. can someone please show her on tv? ryan braun who is not going to be the next batman is coming clean kind of. the former mvp released a statement admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drug drugs and apologized for his actions saying in part "i felt wronged and attacked but looking back now i was the one who was wrong. i am beyond embarrassed that i said what i thought i needed to say to defend my cloud of vision of reality" and, of course, apologized to the testing guy who he completely impugned. some think that's the number one reason why, he reasoned the guy's career. he received a suspension following that investigation.
le brian wilson making his debut. look at that that famous beard has a ponytail and looks pretty nasty. by the way, someone offered reportedly million bucks for him to shave that beard. strikeout. the dodgers win 6-0 over miami. pirates and giants, fourth inning, matt cain comeback. his season can't get any worse for san francisco. right off the forearm, a great pitcher. make the play but he would have to leave the game. x-rays came back negative. pirates break up the pirates they win 10-3. some golf in the first round of the barclays at the liberty national golf club in new jersey. tiger woods, zero bogeys, 4 under 67. the shot of the day, scott brown. tees off on the par 4 16th. watch this. his drive is going straight into the drink. i mean, this should only happen
to me. it bounces off the water. almost can't even notice it and it rolls straight up, okay, it doesn't go in. it doesn't go in. but he taps in for an eagle. that is just awesome. good, clean liveing there. when people talk about wilt chamberlain you hear he was a man among boys but even in elementary true that was true. take a look at that. his fourth grade photo. i love it. maybe you can see him in the back row there. he's not on a phone book, folks. he's the tall one. of course, pretty funny. he's been gone. we have interns who don't know who he is. passed away in 1999 but producer natalie, twitter princess did not know who he was. >> hmm. a lot didn't know the ugly reference. >> the goldie hawn wildcats, right? wildcats when she's a football coach. >> yeah, she's the football coach with the cheerleaders. >> i got it. i'm with you now.
took me a while. yesterday we saw some intense stuff around the denver, colorado, area. we had hail that literally covered the ground. in one case they brought the snowplow out to remove this vike. that's how much hail fell. i'm not sure why it was in the front seat. it was pretty crazy stuff. as far as what we're dealing with this weekend really benign, few areas of wet weather through ohio, west virginia, isolated storms in the southeast. in the great lakes, ohio valley, northeast, mid-atlantic this, is going to be a picture perfect gorgeous weekend. i mean, brian, we're talking about for many on the east coast, i mean, warm days, sunny and then cool nights. i mean perfect. >> is it going to be too cold to let the kids camp outside in connecticut. >> sleeping bags. >> coming up on "morning joe" heard calls for president obama's impeachment but they're usually not from somewhat moderate senators. the surprising comments from senator tom coburn. we head around the water cooler. the new iphone has new features
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tell your friends the nasdaq has been interrupted two times before by squirrels. that's right n. 1in 1987 a squi caused a power failure and in 1994 those little guys chewed through a wire that caused a shutdown for 30 minutes. louis, stop that. what's up? >> happy friday. let's start with a follow-up story we brought you wednesday. you may remember georgia tech solve mar nick selby who amazed his audience with his thrilling welcome speech. take a look. >> built the ironman suit. you're in georgia tech. you can do that! if you want to play theme music during your convocation speech like a badass, we're at georgia tech. we can do that. i am doing that! >> he executed that amazingly, but it turns out this is not an original work. take a look.
>> if we write a science fiction of captain kirk or luke skywalker, that's allowed. can you do that. if you want to play theme music like a bad ass, that's allowed. i can do that. i am doing that. >> very similar. that's selbselby's coach. he writes he agreed to let me use the end of his award-winning speech as the foundation for my own and posted that message early yesterday morning. late night and david letterman has insights on the new features of the iphone. >> apple is introducing a new iphone. it seemed like a few weeks ago we were getting a brand-new iphone. now we got -- >> another one already. >> i don't know why. this one you can stand on it and it tells you how much you weigh. i suppose it would be more
secure, this iphone, more secure and we all know about that but, here, look at this message from apple about the new iphone. >> introducing the iphone fingerprint scanner, the most secure way to protect your passwords, your apps and most importantly your texting history. >> that's not your finger, anthony. >> the iphone, only from apple. [ applause ] >> only weiner had that fingerprint scanner, now, let's move on. john lennon, if he were alive would be 72 years old. he's not but his music and tooth live on and that's given the dentist a crazy idea. micha michael zuke bought one of his teeth for $31,000 and i'm getting it tested for dna in the hopes of creating a john lennon clone. he hopes to keep his search private so we may never know how this all works out. drug smugglers are getting creative these days. a man has been arrested for
trying to smuggle mar juan florida in by scuba diving. it caught the man on monday morning near marine city, michigan. the witness reported a man in the water. cameras spotted the diver carrying a dry bag. officers found a large watertight canister containing more than eight pounds of marijuana. >> creativity. i love that, letterman thing was good. still ahead on "way too early," who would you choose as the new batman if you don't think ben affleck is the right choice? #waytoobatty, the best answers are next. "morning joe" just moments ago. good job! still running in the morning? yeah. getting your vegetables every day? when i can. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. two full servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories.
♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. so there are some out there who think that the choice of ben affleck as the next batman is a bad choice. we asked you to name some alternatives. producer natalie skroe has some of the responses. >> you call my a twitter princess before. >> trying to do something that wasn't offensive. >> i'll let it go. jerry actually had a good one.
he said jon hamm would be a good batman. >> handsome enough. >> and for calling me twitter princess i think you'd be a good batman. >> it would be the payday, i doi don't think that would work. by the way, we have ryan reynolds as one but don't forget he was in "the green lantern" as that was an absolute bomb. i like jason bateman as a call, funny, alternative like michael keaton. "morning joe" starts right now. >> some days you just can't get rid of a bomb. >> i want you to do me a favor, i want you to tell all your friends about me. >> what are you? >> i'm batman. >> i sent a signal. >> you called me here for this? the bat signal is not a beeper. >> we could give it a try. >> i want a car.